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 for ingredient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingredient \In*gre"di*ent\, n. [F. ingr['e]dient, L. ingrediens,
     -entis, entering into, p. pr. of ingredi, p. p. ingressus, to
     go into, to enter; pref. in- in + gradi to walk, go. See
     That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of
     any combination, recipe, or mixture; an element; a
     [1913 Webster]
           By way of analysis we may proceed from compounds to
           ingredients.                             --Sir I.
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           Water is the chief ingredient in all the animal fluids
           and solids.                              --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ingredient \In*gre"di*ent\, a.
     Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part.
     [1913 Webster]
           Acts where no sin is ingredient.         --Jer. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a component of a mixture or compound
      2: an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of
         his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition
         are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a
         sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an
         effective ingredient of a speech" [syn: component,
         constituent, element, factor, ingredient]
      3: food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe
         lists all the fixings for a salad" [syn: ingredient,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "ingredient":
     adjunct, appurtenance, aspect, census, circumstance, component,
     composition, constituent, constituents, content, contents, detail,
     divisions, element, elements, factor, feature, fixings, guts,
     index, ingredients, innards, insides, integrant, inventory, item,
     items, list, makings, part, part and parcel, parts, specialty,

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